Donations made in April to JDRF will be doubled by a leading philanthropist family, in response to the UK charity fundraising crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Steve and Sally Morgan, via their Steve Morgan Foundation (SMF), are pledging to match donations to JDRF’s mission to cure Type 1 diabetes, if supporters can together raise £50,000 by the end of April – this means a total of £100,000 to support research to treat, prevent and cure the condition.
The family has a close relationship with JDRF and the Type 1 diabetes community. Sally’s son, Hugo, was diagnosed with the condition, aged seven, and they found support from other families at JDRF events – and found hope in the charity’s research.
Steve Morgan says, “Normal day-to-day fundraising efforts that charities undertake have been pulled from under them. The London Marathon alone puts around £65m into the charitable sector. Sally and I are delighted to pledge this extra support to JDRF. We hope others can find a way to give to the charity at this time.”
Karen Addington, UK Chief Executive of JDRF, adds, “Steve, Sally and Hugo are valued friends of JDRF. They have committed both their adds and their hearts to our mission to find the cure for Type 1 diabetes. Their support of JDRF as UK charities face these unprecedented times is deeply appreciated. JDRF’s research is the key to unlocking more life-changing new treatments and finding cures – we don’t want to stop or slow down our progress.”
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